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24 March, 2014

Serato DJ 1.6.1 - Multiple Panels and Recording Location

Two exciting new features that Serato DJ 1.6.1 brings are the ability to open multiple performance panels at once and being able to select the location for your recordings. Keep reading for a run through on how these features work, and how they could help you.

Multiple Panels

Serato DJ 1.6.1 allows you to have multiple performance panels open at once. This means you can now control multiple features such as FX, SP-6 and Serato Video without having to switch panels, making it easier to see what you are controlling.

When selecting panels with the mouse they will stack, however if you are using a controller with a panel select button, panels will toggle the same way you were familiar with before, without compromising library space.

Here are some examples of how you can use multiple panels.

FX and SP-6

Video + FX

All Panels

You can even have all panels open if you like. This will cause the Virtual decks to go into the smaller 'Library' view giving enough room for everything if your screen resolution can't support larger virtual decks.

Recording Location

This feature allows you to choose where you save your Serato DJ recordings instead of directly inside the Music > _Serato_ > Recording folder.

Follow these steps to select your record location:

1. Select "Mix" to choose the mix to be recorded.

2. Click Record Location

3. Select the Location you would like to save the mix.

4. Once you record and save the mix, it will now be saved in the Record Location you have set.

Comments (109)

DJ Cool V 12:52 AM - 25 March, 2014
Thanks for the Update! This will make a Big difference for me.
zj ice 1:23 AM - 25 March, 2014
finally
dj mia 1:28 AM - 25 March, 2014
yeah really love the update make it so much easy
BOOGIEFROMCUR 1:50 AM - 25 March, 2014
wow...just wow...you guys have been working hard!..thanks
Papa Midnight 2:10 AM - 25 March, 2014
Finally (serato.com)!

Thanks, guys.
DJ MAFIEZEE 2:20 AM - 25 March, 2014
real way. finally to rassssss
maaaaad
strick24 2:33 AM - 25 March, 2014
yesssssss Sirrrr
DJLC949 2:34 AM - 25 March, 2014
How about the midi panel? Auto loop, doubles, load track?? still a little unhappy..
Dj Cellz 1 3:15 AM - 25 March, 2014
How about an update to enable recording with multiple tracks for cd recording ?
Dj BigDooby 3:20 AM - 25 March, 2014
Why not allow effects and recording capabilities for the microphone. ... this would complete this program. .
Germayn 3:23 AM - 25 March, 2014
Why does the mic stop working when I upgraded to serato 1.6.1 ...
I'm using "numark ns7"
DJ Majestic 3:46 AM - 25 March, 2014
Did you guys address the db issue?
It was too hot.
I had Scratch Live at 95db, never had a problem.
I had to lower Serato DJ to 89db, and it still clips.
Can you address this?
Can you calibrate Serato DJ to the settings that are in Scratch Live?
BOOGIEFROMCUR 3:49 AM - 25 March, 2014
Man I cannot stop blabbing about it...love the live video recording...this is going to eat up my harddrives space but its worth it...this feature alone is worth a lot...
Unclebnz1 3:53 AM - 25 March, 2014
Disappointed. Theres no CDJ 900 Nexus support. I waited up all night for this update
BOOGIEFROMCUR 3:57 AM - 25 March, 2014
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Disappointed. Theres no CDJ 900 Nexus support. I waited up all night for this update

Exactly what kind of support are you talking about?
Just curious because I was referring only to the live video recording...now you can record your video mix directly to your laptop with video efx and all.
Unclebnz1 4:00 AM - 25 March, 2014
HID mode. I hate using timecode CD's
BOOGIEFROMCUR 4:05 AM - 25 March, 2014
Yes I just realized you meant the 900's . I use the PIO 2000's and they are much tighter with HID
BOOGIEFROMCUR 4:10 AM - 25 March, 2014
Must think for a second but I remember some trick with recording the control tone on a usb stick or memory card and using that instead of the control cd's...did you try that?
You can download the control tone from the serato website.
Unclebnz1 4:12 AM - 25 March, 2014
I did that already but its not the same as having HID. I can't use none of the better functions on the deck.
Unclebnz1 4:13 AM - 25 March, 2014
I thought for sure Serato would support the 900 Nexus since the support the 2000 Nexus
punto g 4:14 AM - 25 March, 2014
Finally I was close to buy the mix emergency plugin because I wanted to record my video sessions, thank for the update Im not going to buy anything.
BOOGIEFROMCUR 4:31 AM - 25 March, 2014
Unclebnz1 take my piece of advice...sell your 900's (including your mixer) and buy the PIONEER controller DDJ-SZ...probably you will get much more out of it including maybe the video plug-in for free.
That's for your personal and mobile gigs...around here all the festivals and most clubs got the 2000's set-up...I dont know around there...if you gotta spin anyway in a club or festival remember that it is a easy switch from the SZ to the nexus set-up anyway.
Greetings from Curacao
Dj Tony Morris 5:11 AM - 25 March, 2014
I have No video in virtual decks and I can't recored with out it
Asu 5:18 AM - 25 March, 2014
Quote:
Finally I was close to buy the mix emergency plugin because I wanted to record my video sessions, thank for the update Im not going to buy anything.


just spent on ME a month ago lol,but it still does a lot but serato video is def much better now for basic video mixing plus SV plays more file types than ME for some reason
Marco Romero 5:57 AM - 25 March, 2014
thaks finally i happy!!
Sikwidityo 7:01 AM - 25 March, 2014
Quote:
How about the midi panel? Auto loop, doubles, load track?? still a little unhappy..


Yeah. This would really help me make the change from SL as well. :-(
DJ MEDIC 671 7:56 AM - 25 March, 2014
I'm happy for the update with the upgrades but most of all I've been waiting for a price drop to buy the video plug in at half price!!!! Way to go serato can't wait to play with the other features......
Christ beats I. 8:14 AM - 25 March, 2014
Dear Serato.
Easier, thanks.
Regards.
Asu 12:02 PM - 25 March, 2014
Quote:
How about the midi panel? Auto loop, doubles, load track?? still a little unhappy..


How about thank you,then ask for something else...

Thanks for the update serato...looking forward to more
:-)
&Midge 12:44 PM - 25 March, 2014
Huge update with many improvements, this is much more usable now, nice one!
I'm feeling more comfortable with making the switch from SSL. Master gain, midi control panel and working 'relative - 2's complement' for FX selection via midi would be great tweeks for me.
Keep up the good work, love this product! =D
deejay Combat 3:20 PM - 25 March, 2014
very nice!
DJ Majestic 3:36 PM - 25 March, 2014
Did you guys address the db issue?
It was too hot.
I had Scratch Live at 95db, never had a problem.
I had to lower Serato DJ to 89db, and it still clips.
Can you address this?
Can you please calibrate Serato DJ to the settings that are in Scratch Live?
Or at least make the master gain able to retain memory so I don't have to reset it after every song.
Sikwidityo 7:20 PM - 25 March, 2014
I'd like to make the switch from SSL but, can't until there's a proper midi-panel. Until then, I guess I'm left behind. Damn!
Sba 7:48 PM - 25 March, 2014
Hello consultants, I turn down the gift pack for my serato QC, follow all the steps outlined in that tutorial, but nothing comes out in the pre-video, could you tell me how I can solve.
K'LOKO 8:02 PM - 25 March, 2014
very nice !
Baird 8:54 PM - 25 March, 2014
I love the update Serato knows what the market needs. Does this brings Serato Video on a level to compete with ME?? ME uses what you think???.
kostas_b 9:13 PM - 25 March, 2014
midi panel? once again we left behind......
getting tired of that now
nick the funk 9:13 PM - 25 March, 2014
Quote:
I'd like to make the switch from SSL but, can't until there's a proper midi-panel. Until then, I guess I'm left behind. Damn!

Quote:
I'd like to make the switch from SSL but, can't until there's a proper midi-panel. Until then, I guess I'm left behind. Damn!


Exactly the same for me!!! For a minute I thought that'it i m switching to serato DJ until I realised the midi panel still hasn't been put on....
Next time, may be!
T.Montana 9:28 PM - 25 March, 2014
Nice Update!

But why there is a SP-6 instead a SP-8??

Or more SP-...??
Mr. Giuly Dj 9:38 PM - 25 March, 2014
Please try to beautify the entire graphical interface... To me the thing that I do not like Serato is the interface, very messy and ugly to see...
Sorry for my english...
DJGOLFPARTY 4:23 AM - 26 March, 2014
Thanks for the Update
ÉN 11:29 AM - 26 March, 2014
Thank You ! :)
dj danny dredz 12:18 PM - 26 March, 2014
Whiners go away were not talking about what we don't have. Awesome jobs I love this
User 206290 3:19 PM - 26 March, 2014
Video mix of windows is not writes. Error not found the video stream
deejay Combat 4:47 PM - 26 March, 2014
i have a problem in recording the video in this SERATO DJ 1.6.1, once you click the record, a yellow label below , indicating must lower RECORDING QUALITY, so i adjust the recording quality to the lowest setting, still the label below tells it again to lower the Record Quality... so any suggestion , what i must do???
JM11106 9:51 PM - 26 March, 2014
I just Updated everything and im getting an error message when i try to record a video mix. The recording stops on its own at about 20 second, and a frame error message comes on. not good
Dejay Legs 12:06 AM - 27 March, 2014
Love the new update... Thanks
JM11106 12:47 AM - 27 March, 2014
Quote:
I just Updated everything and im getting an error message when i try to record a video mix. The recording stops on its own at about 20 second, and a frame error message comes on. not good[n it looks like I'm not the only one with this problem]
Baird 1:03 AM - 27 March, 2014
Yup am getting the same problem trying to record, it stops at 20sec. Only the audio records, no video!!!!!.
djnotorrious 1:45 AM - 27 March, 2014
great! now i don't have to buy mix emergency to record my video mixes! thanks
dj-tiger 1:51 AM - 27 March, 2014
will they ever add back the roll out fast or roll out slow DJ-FX to serato dj.. it was in scratch live and it was a very nice FX to use
djnotorrious 1:53 AM - 27 March, 2014
i know i love that fx too. ill check on that
dj-tiger 1:54 AM - 27 March, 2014
ok thanks men
ibsamurai 4:08 AM - 27 March, 2014
That's really is nice and thanks Serato, Now' if you Could Only' Place Microphone to Record with Pioneer' DDJ SX Controller It would Really HELP BIG TIME. fact is I Was doing a wedding, The Groom Asked to Record his Voice with the music Threw The Controller, it didn't come Out which puts us behind in respect, ever anybody needs a party they would not rely on having There friends, family, or even my voice heard as a memorie, is hurting us in business... Can you Seriously Please help us controllers on this important matter... Specially that the mic doesn't even work with Effect!!!! I am Very Greatful,
ibsamurai 4:21 AM - 27 March, 2014
Can you help Make microphone to record with DDJ SX controller... Very sad, it should be working! What's wrong with this picture!! Everybody'has controllers with older apps that record's using mics. Can you make it work threw pioneer DDJ SX.. Would REALLY appreciate it since it wont even work with effects... Sincerely.... Samurai
JM11106 3:09 PM - 27 March, 2014
I see a lot of post from users but no responses from serato. At least not to me. I switched over to the DDJ-SX and its been a problem ever since. I don't think highly of the unit or the program. And I don't understand why people are thanking them for upgrades that should be made anyway. You pay over $1000 for the units n couple of hundreds for programs that don't work right!!!!
DJ TLC SOUNDS 6:52 PM - 27 March, 2014
Thank you Scott and your people for bringing my idea to reality. I was so happy I could'n sleep last. So thanks again. From DJ. TLC - MTL
DJ TLC SOUNDS 6:54 PM - 27 March, 2014
Quote:
Thank you Scott and your people for bringing my idea to reality. I was so happy I could'n sleep last night. So thanks again. From DJ. TLC - MTL
punto g 6:57 PM - 27 March, 2014
Im Dissapointed with the VIDEO UPDATE is not recording well, it says 5 percent of the video is missing please low the quality of recording and I was using 360p, I think I have to buy mix emergency for sure, you still having lot of work to do, Im a Mac user
Dj Main Attraction 7:49 PM - 27 March, 2014
I updated and now when I mix with my NS6 it stop or start making a popping sound. I either have to stop my music or just close sera to down.
JM11106 8:55 PM - 27 March, 2014
it seems that this great feature that everyone was waiting for, to record video mixes from serato is crap. I just don't understand how serato can release and advertise a new update without making sure that it works. So everyone gets there hopes up only to be let down once again. I guess its back to the drawing board! LOL
palti from israel 5:13 AM - 29 March, 2014
Great update, thank god it's Serato
unclebnz 1:58 PM - 29 March, 2014
Serato. What's up with HID support for the CDJ 900 nexus?
kaelonwetset 3:50 PM - 29 March, 2014
nice
DJ Tsunami Ns6 12:10 PM - 30 March, 2014
Thanks for the updates PLEASE HID FOR THE 900 NEXUS PLEEEEEEAAAASSSEEEEE!
Unclebnz1 4:17 PM - 30 March, 2014
Quote:
Thanks for the updates PLEASE HID FOR THE 900 NEXUS PLEEEEEEAAAASSSEEEEE!

I'm begging also PLEEEEAAASSSEEEE!
Shiks 11:20 PM - 30 March, 2014
Hae????Lost my serial number for my video sl please help COZ I NEED IT BACK....THANK U IN ADVANCE....
djswat 12:41 AM - 1 April, 2014
When I play videos the image looks slow and look bad
DJ Majestic 2:44 AM - 1 April, 2014
Quote:
When I play videos the image looks slow and look bad


Check your specs on the laptop & make sure it has a NVIDIA video card.
Also go into the settings and play with output quality & buffer size.
Check back and let us know how this worked out for you.
tito1997 4:55 AM - 1 April, 2014
hey can i download this serato with full panels
? if yes how can i do it?
Anwaar Himsef™ 11:07 AM - 1 April, 2014
Nice update BUT.. The video plugin is SUPER HEAVY on my CPU.. Its at 100% at all times and glitches as i transition from one deck to the next. The track literally skips and makes me sound like im train wrecking. Anyway to fix this? The previous version doesnt have this problem so I went back to it.
Asu 9:03 PM - 2 April, 2014
Quote:
When I play videos the image looks slow and look bad


turnoff automatic graphics selection on Mac...make sure the computer is using dedicated graphics only on mac...if you don't have dedicated graphics,don't expect wonders...or convert videos to 1500 in handbrake,anything higher on integrated graphics will stutter
Asu 9:05 PM - 2 April, 2014
Quote:
Nice update BUT.. The video plugin is SUPER HEAVY on my CPU.. Its at 100% at all times and glitches as i transition from one deck to the next. The track literally skips and makes me sound like im train wrecking. Anyway to fix this? The previous version doesnt have this problem so I went back to it.


turnoff graphics switching to make sure you're using dedicated graphics only on Mac,if it doesn't work,then stay on the old version for now till they fix this
Anwaar Himsef™ 12:13 AM - 3 April, 2014
Quote:
Quote:
Nice update BUT.. The video plugin is SUPER HEAVY on my CPU.. Its at 100% at all times and glitches as i transition from one deck to the next. The track literally skips and makes me sound like im train wrecking. Anyway to fix this? The previous version doesnt have this problem so I went back to it.


turnoff graphics switching to make sure you're using dedicated graphics only on Mac,if it doesn't work,then stay on the old version for now till they fix this

How do I turn off graphics switching? Is that in Serato ot Mac settings?
Asu 6:57 PM - 4 April, 2014
Quote:
How do I turn off graphics switching? Is that in Serato ot Mac settings?


Mac setting...go to preferences it's in there under energy saving i believe
DJ "B" 1:57 PM - 5 April, 2014
So dies this update fix mic/aux for NS7 or No?
DJ-Rodrigo 6:06 PM - 5 April, 2014
Thanks Serato!
djaygus 4:51 PM - 6 April, 2014
Why can I not use the effects for the mic like TRAKOR????????

Spent to much money on the ddjsx !!!
Ollie DJ 9:59 PM - 6 April, 2014
Hi,

Can someone tell me why on the screen shot there is a master volume?

Ive just downloaded 1.6.1 and i dont have this.

Thanks
Asu 6:11 PM - 7 April, 2014
Quote:
Why can I not use the effects for the mic like TRAKOR????????

Spent to much money on the ddjsx !!!


you need DDJ-SZ for Mic effects they have on the mixer,love the SX for portability though
Asu 6:13 PM - 7 April, 2014
Quote:
Hi,

Can someone tell me why on the screen shot there is a master volume?

Ive just downloaded 1.6.1 and i dont have this.

Thanks


Maybe controller dependent,but why not use your mixer...just set your auto gain between 90-92 and do the rest on your actual mixer
Asu 4:51 PM - 9 April, 2014
Quote:
Quote:
Thanks for the updates PLEASE HID FOR THE 900 NEXUS PLEEEEEEAAAASSSEEEEE!

I'm begging also PLEEEEAAASSSEEEE!


HID for the Nexus is in the works i can guarantee you that.maybe next update :-)
djaygus 12:30 AM - 11 April, 2014
So now that I have the ddjsx for soon to be two years I now have to find 2000 to buy the sz for mic effects????

Same thing with the rane ttm557 now I have to find 1500 bucks to get a sixty one ??
unclebnz 1:26 AM - 11 April, 2014
That sucks. I had to sell my ttm-57 to buy a rane-62
Asu 3:16 AM - 11 April, 2014
Quote:
So now that I have the ddjsx for soon to be two years I now have to find 2000 to buy the sz for mic effects????

Same thing with the rane ttm557 now I have to find 1500 bucks to get a sixty one ??


educate your self brother,you can buy a yamaha portable small mixer with like 15 effects going wherever u want for $250.
Asu 3:18 AM - 11 April, 2014
Quote:
That sucks. I had to sell my ttm-57 to buy a rane-62


the 57 is still cool,we used it at soulja boy and sean kingston concert this past weekend with CDJ2000 Nexus in HID mode...rock solid mixer still in a lot of radio stations too
Asu 3:21 AM - 11 April, 2014
i've heard,you can still use your 57 by the way just for midi and an SL2 for dongle to unlock sera to DJ.a 62 is quite a big purchase for a lot of regular DJs
Asu 3:23 AM - 11 April, 2014
Quote:
Same thing with the rane ttm557 now I have to find 1500 bucks to get a sixty one


for $1600 you can get a new 62 actually.
junrock 5:59 PM - 11 April, 2014
Great work on the update ..
Unclebnz1 6:29 PM - 11 April, 2014
When is serato coming out with 1.6.2? I hope it will have HID for CDJ 900 Nexus. I'm growing impatient.
titoscaceres 5:34 PM - 13 April, 2014
gracias es muy bueno!
PMYSKO 10:55 PM - 13 April, 2014
I'd Love to make the switch from SSL but until there's proper support for the Bridge I'm not spending another dime. I've spent good money on Ableton 8 Suite and recently upgraded to 9 Suite. Very disappointed with this move so far.
Asu 12:02 PM - 15 April, 2014
Quote:
I'd Love to make the switch from SSL but until there's proper support for the Bridge I'm not spending another dime. I've spent good money on Ableton 8 Suite and recently upgraded to 9 Suite. Very disappointed with this move so far.


The Bridge is dead,it was a nice partnership but it's over,that's what i've heard but who knows
djaygus 2:21 AM - 19 April, 2014
Where can I sell my rane ttm557 which is only 2 years ??
Any suggestions
I want to get the sixty one and there is no need for me to have a mixer running on scratch live
Unclebnz1 3:06 AM - 19 April, 2014
You can put it on ebay. That a where I sold mine two months ago. Also don't bother getting the Rane61 its a step down form the TTm57. Spend the extra cash and get the 62.
Dj Todd James 4:44 PM - 19 April, 2014
Can you make the CLOCK BIGGER, can barely see it . Still waiting to see if the player progress bars can be moved under the track in each player.

It used to be like that,,,please move it back or allow for a skin.
http://serato.com 11:49 AM - 23 April, 2014
保持
The Despicable Nyan Cat 9:19 PM - 30 April, 2014
Quote:
Why does the mic stop working when I upgraded to serato 1.6.1 ...
I'm using "numark ns7"

+1
baldeh 8:25 PM - 13 May, 2014
it is very nice
deejay Combat 5:17 PM - 20 May, 2014
very nice!
SELECTOR EARTHQUAKE 5:00 PM - 25 June, 2014
very cool
SelektaSupa 2:46 PM - 7 August, 2014
Quote:
I'd Love to make the switch from SSL but until there's proper support for the Bridge I'm not spending another dime. I've spent good money on Ableton 8 Suite and recently upgraded to 9 Suite. Very disappointed with this move so far.


I agree!! I still use my 57 (for the Bridge) to record and produce my mixtapes! I got a brand new SZ sitting in a box for 3 weeks now cuz I'm not a fan of Serato DJ + No support for the Bridge/Ableton!
dj-tiger 8:05 PM - 19 October, 2014
Is anyone having problem with the FX Expansion Packs? i use to have pitch looper and more but now on serato dj 1.7.1 i can't see them. Let me know asap
K'LOKO 3:25 PM - 3 November, 2014
nice !!
The Despicable Nyan Cat 10:34 PM - 5 November, 2014
Quote:
Is anyone having problem with the FX Expansion Packs? i use to have pitch looper and more but now on serato dj 1.7.1 i can't see them. Let me know asap

Quote:
nice !!

Lol nm
ÉN 7:14 PM - 12 December, 2014
Hey there. When you know the Serato for analysis of the key can be given?
ÉN 7:15 PM - 12 December, 2014
Key analysis!
http://serato.com 7:20 PM - 25 December, 2014
谢谢 神地到来
dejuan 10:19 PM - 17 April, 2016
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